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49ers have to assume Joe Staley ‘is not coming back,’ per Matt Maiocco

While the assumption seems to be the San Francisco 49ers will enjoy at least another year from veteran left tackle Joe Staley, Matt Maiocco suggests a different possibility which includes life after the perennial Pro Bowler.

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Kyle Posey

Is LSU’s WR Justin Jefferson worth a first-round pick?

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Jefferson is a possible option if the 49ers trade back from No. 13

LSU’s Justin Jefferson was one of the first wide receivers the San Francisco 49ers met with. The 6’1”, 202-pound wide receiver raised some eyebrows at the NFL Combine. Jefferson ran a 4.43 40-yard dash and had a 37.5” vertical jump—both numbers signaling Jefferson is more explosive than he showed as a junior. In 2019, Jefferson lined up primarily in the slot. He finished the...

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49ers fans: Niner Noise wants you to help cover 2020 NFL Draft

Niner Noise is looking for die-hard San Francisco 49ers fans to help us break down the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, offseason moves and much, much more! Sign up today!

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What are your expectations for Nick Bosa in 2020?

We also have info on how to buy the newly released Bosa bobblehead

Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller posed the question on Twitter Friday afternoon, “who is the best pass rusher in the NFL right now?” There were a ton of Nick Bosa’s sprinkled in there. The rookie took the league by storm with seven sacks in his first seven games. From the moment Bosa stepped onto the field as a rookie, he was dominant. The crazy part of Bosa’s season is that he could have easily had an additional four...

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Niners Nation Community Mock Draft Round 1: We took a WR at 13, but not the one you think

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Uh oh...

2020 Niners Nation Mock Rationales

Bengals (Chris4949): Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

So a new era of QB play is going to happen for Bengals fans! Burrow has prototypical size, with enough athleticism to scramble. He brings a good skill set to Taylor’s West Coast offense. He sees the field well and can progress through his reads. He doesn’t have a great arm, but it’s good enough to make a lot of the throws he is asked to. He anticipates openings in...

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Golden Nuggets: Will the 49ers add a RB in the draft?

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Your Daily 49ers’ links for Saturday, April 3, 2020

There has been plenty of discussion among the fans and media about the 49ers depleted wide receiving corps, and the need to add help from the draft. Of course they’re right, and the 49ers are definitely going to address that, likely in the first round, but what about running back?

The 49ers have a full room currently, but there are several question marks in the bunch. Is Breida...

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3 players who could be traded at 2020 NFL Draft

The San Francisco 49ers appear locked into their offseason roster for now. But with the 2020 NFL Draft approaching, Niner Noise looks at players who could be traded during the three-day event.

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49ers met with two additional tight end prospects

You have to think the Niners will draft a tight end on Day 3 with the team showing this much interest

The San Francisco 49ers continue to look at potential tight end prospects. It started with the team having an interest in Austin Hooper. Earlier in the week, The Athletic’s Matt Barrows reported that the Niners had met with Jordan Reed’s agent. Barrows wrote on Thursday that the 49ers had met with a couple of other tight ends. Many have asked why San Francisco is interested in so many...

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How accurate were the PFF grades for the 49ers offense in 2019?

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There is one crowd that swears by PFF and their grades, while others roll their eyes every time PFF is brought up.

We are under three weeks away from the NFL Draft, where the San Francisco 49ers will look to improve their roster. We’re not working endless hours watching tape and collecting information to evaluate the 49ers. Most people turn to Pro Football Focus for their grades to get a general idea of how players performed. I was shocked at the...

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ESPN’s Matt Bowen believes USC WR Michael Pittman’s best fit is with the 49ers

Pittman has a chance to outperform a lot of receivers that are ranked ahead of him

The NFL Draft is all about “fit.” The San Francisco 49ers knocked the 2019 draft out of the park because they found great “fits” in the first, second, and fifth-rounds of the draft. The obvious fit this year is Alabama’s wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, but he has to make it to pick No. 13 for San Francisco to have a chance.

ESPN’s Matt Bowen went through 16 of the top receivers in this year’s upcoming...

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49ers turned down multiple trade offers for QB Nick Mullens

The San Francisco 49ers have already pulled off one blockbuster trade this season, sending All-Pro defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts. With a shortage of draft picks heading into the annual event later this month, the expectation is that the defending NFC champions will pull off at least another trade. Just don’t expect it to be respected young backup quarterback Nick Mullens. Appearing on the NFL Shuffle podcast with former ESPN scribe Adnan Virk this week,...

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We caught up with former Niners TE Vernon Davis

The Pro Bowler talks about his football career, acting and how he is keeping busy during the quarantine

When the San Francisco 49ers drafted tight end, Vernon Davis, with the sixth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the hopes were that he would develop into one of the best pass-catchers in team history.

Although it took some time, Davis developed into a Pro Bowler and was a huge part of the 49ers successful run under head coach, Jim Harbaugh.

Davis complied 441 receptions for 5,446 yards...

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Kyle Posey

Report: 49ers turned down every trade offer for Nick Mullens

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Per former GM and current Athletic writer Michael Lombardi

A backup quarterback is one of the most valuable positions in the NFL. Ask the Indianapolis Colts. Ask San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. We found out the hard way how valuable the position was in 2018.

On the GM Shuffle podcast, The Athletic’s Michael Lombardi said that the 49ers turned down trade offers for Nick Mullens, while Carolina couldn’t find a team that was...

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Golden Nuggets: Anyone else crushing on Tanner Muse

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San Francisco 49ers links for Friday April 3, 2020

Who is your late round draft crush? I have noticed that I am not the only one crushing on Tanner Muse. A 6’-2” 227 pound safety that can run a 4.41 40, what is not to like? Perhaps you use him as a box safety or a hybrid? Perhaps you use him as a special teams ace while you turn him into a linebacker?

Muse had 74 tackles with six of them for a loss, two sacks, four interceptions and five...

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The NFL is considering two different draft scenarios for teams

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Teams are being forced to adjust during the coronavirus pandemic

The NFL Draft is three weeks from today, and the NFL is still weighing options on how the draft setup will go. Teams have been forced to adjust their offseason programs and their usual pre-draft visits with the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, the league issued a memo informing all teams that two scenarios are under consideration by the NFL relating to the draft later...

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Can Mostert have the same type of success in 2020?

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Will Shanahan allow him to is the better question.

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert entered 2019 with 41 career carries. It wasn’t as if Mostert didn’t make the most of his attempts. He averaged 6.2 yards per carry. Mostert was always caught up in a numbers game, which is why the speedster never received the bulk of the carries. Mostert had double-digit carries in two of the first three games in 2019. In both contests, Mostert...

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Should we trade up for Chase Young

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Taking a look in a different direction. Before you judge, look at the trade proposal.

Most people are talking about either staying at pick #13 or moving down. Someone needs to cover the possibility that we may move up. Two weeks ago, I proposed the idea of moving up to take Jerry Jeudy. This week I am going to talk about the wild and crazy idea of moving up to get Chase Young. It probably is not realistic, but Bob Quinn of the Detroit Lions did say...

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Who will have a bigger impact after returning from IR: Hurd or McKinnon?

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Both are oozing with talent, but need to prove they can stay healthy for the 49ers.

The San Francisco 49ers would have enough players to field a starting unit that is coming off injured reserve from 2019. Some will be starters that the team will rely on to play a heavy dose of snaps, like Weston Richburg and D.J. Jones. Others will be critical role players like Jullian Taylor and Ronnie Blair.

We’ll keep it to a couple of offensive skill...

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Kyle Posey

One option at WR, DT, and CB outside of the first round

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Let’s get familiar with some names outside of the first round.

On Tuesday, we talked about some of the NFL Draft prospects that we’d stay away from. Today, let’s go through each “position of need” for the San Francisco 49ers to talk about our favorite players outside of the first round. This is a good exercise to get familiar with some names if the Niners trade back from No. 31 and gain any Day 2 picks. Let’s start with the most popular...

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Todd McShay’s a fan of Ruggs III to the Niners, also pegs AJ Terrell for the 49ers

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Niners land two former National Champions in Todd McShay’s latest mock

As first-round picks get higher and higher, you’ll start to see a lot of overlap from one mock draft to another. The top 10-15 picks are a lot easier to predict than picks 20-32 at the end of the first.

On Tuesday, I wrote up a mock draft from Pro Football Focus that mocked Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III and Missouri defensive tackle Jordan Elliott to...

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